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Cycling and Hire

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2017 Cycling & Cycle Hire

Cycle Hire Charges

Adult

Upto 2 hrs – £7.50  Upto 3 hrs – £10.50
Day hire 6 hrs max – £13.00

Child (5-16)

Upto 2 hrs – £5.50 Upto 3 hrs – £6.50
Day hire 6 hrs max – £8.00

Tag-along

Upto 2 hrs – £5.50 Upto 3 hrs – £6.50
Day hire 6 hrs max – £8.00

Trailer

Upto 2 hrs- £5.50 Upto 3 hrs – £6.50
Day hire 6 hrs max – £8.00

FREE HELMETS ARE AVAILABLE WITH EVERY CYCLE HIRE

How do you hire cycles?

All visitors to Grimsthorpe Park must purchase admission tickets on arrival. Once parked you can make your way to the cycle hire shop where our staff will help you select the right cycles and kit you out with free loan helmets. You will also be loaned a map and shown where to start your adventure.

Payment by credit/debit card is preferred for cycle hire. (If paying by cash a valid drivers licence or car keys will be required as security). Hire prices are given in the table below.

Other information you may find useful…..

The trail uses some tracks that can become uneven and muddy. In wet weather you will get muddy. During wet conditions grass areas could be slippery. Dismount and walk if cycling becomes difficult at any time. Please don’t deviate from the trail or take cycles out of the park. You will be expected to be self sufficient when you are on the trail. If you experience difficulties call the hire shop on 01778 591005 and we will do our best to send help.

Tea Room

The Georgian Coach House has been converted into a comfortable licensed tearoom. In good weather patrons can also sit outside on benches. Lunches are served between 12 and 2.30pm. It’s a great place to relax and enjoy some refreshments once you have completed the trail.

Afternoon tea, with homemade cakes, is still an essential part of historic house visiting and the tearoom serves these until 5.00pm to allow visitors to indulge in this tradition…. [ Read more ]

Cycling is a great way to explore the hidden delights of the park. It’s quiet, healthy, invigorating, green and fun. Pack a picnic and find a sunny spot to relax. Enjoy your expedition.

To go cycling at Grimsthorpe is easy. Either bring your own bikes or hire them from us. We have all sorts of sizes including special tag-alongs for young children who are just learning to ride or can’t quite balance. Our new two-wheeled ‘piggy back’ tags can be attached to one of our standard hire cycles. It’s probably best to stick to our tarmac roads with these tag-alongs but that means you can still ride right to the end of the park and back, covering around 10 miles!

We have also added to our fleet of buggies for little ones who can’t sit on a bike (18 months upwards).

From 11am every open day it will be possible to hire cycles and set off to explore the waymarked park trails. You will receive free helmet loan and a map to help find your way around when you hire a cycle from us.

The route has been designed with families in mind and avoids steep inclines and rough terrain wherever possible. The full trail is 15.5km (9.6 miles) long. Families with young children may wish to use the PINK trail (5km/3.1 miles), or simply cycle along the tarmac road from the castle into the park and back (11.8km/7.3 miles). Two other options are 14km and 9km in length.

 

SOMETHING UNUSUAL FOR 2017

Early evening cycling tour of the park

Why not take tour of the park on bikes with a guide who can reveal some of the park’s secrets as you take a leisurely ride on trails after other visitors have left?

Spend around two hours covering up to 10 miles of scenic trails.

Book your group by emailing from this page. Minimum group size 4: maximum 20.

We can provide bikes and helmets and the tour guide.
You provide suitable clothing and pedal power!

Available June to Spetember, Monday to Thursday.

£11.00 per person (under 18s £8.00).

(+ cycle hire charge)

Family goes cycling in Grimsthorpe Park

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